June 1, 2017

iGive.com celebrates our Cause’s Good Works

The executive director of Maryland Horse Rescue sent us their story:

Maryland Horse Rescue is a 100% volunteer, certified 501(c)3 organization that rescues unwanted equine. Although we mostly take in horses, we accept any equine including mules and donkeys. We specialize in the care of blind and senior horses and our volunteers are dedicated to giving the very best care to our residents. We strive to educate the community on the value of a horse’s life and do a lot of work with the community and special needs groups.

We do our best to rehabilitate and re-home our horses, but sadly people are always looking for that “perfect” horse, so we promise to let our residents live out their lives in a safe, loving environment. We are a NO KILL shelter and only euthanize when it is absolutely necessary with the close advice of our veterinarian.

Mission:

Our founder’s first horse came from a badly abusive situation, but despite his horrible past, she taught him to become rideable. As years passed, she grew more and more disheartened as she watched people buy and sell horses like used appliances; it just didn’t seem right. The search for the elusive “perfect” horse meant many horses were being thrown away for minor defects that could be fixed. She found this tragic and it just seemed to her that someone needed to act as a safety “Net” for those horses, so “HorseNet” was born. In 2016 HorseNet Horse Rescue was rebranded as Maryland Horse Rescue. Our mission is still the same,  to facilitate the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of abused and abandoned horses in Maryland.

We firmly believe that every horse can perform a job of some kind, no matter what their limitation, and that they all deserve a second chance. This is the basis on which Maryland Horse Rescue will continue.

Since joining iGive.com, members supporting Maryland Horse Rescue have earned over $1600 for this #GoodCause!

Andrea S. earned $280.02 for Chapter AR, VA, P.E.O. Sisterhood with just one month of iGive shopping.

Since joining iGive.com in 2011, Andrea has raised over $350 for her local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is a philanthropic organization where women CELEBRATE the advancement of women; EDUCATE women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College and MOTIVATE women to achieve their highest aspirations.

P.E.O. members are proud of their organization and are committed to helping women pursue higher education. Talking to a P.E.O. in your community will give you an opportunity to find out more about their chapter and what P.E.O. means to them.

If you do not know a member of P.E.O., click here to get in contact.

Andrea will receive a $100 Gift Card from iGive partner store, 1-800Flowers.com!  Thanks for all you do for your cause. #iShopiGive

May 2, 2017

iGive.com celebrates our Cause’s Good Works

The James Connection is a charitable 5 (c) (3) organization that has built an orphanage in Manipur India. Angels’ Place welcomed 60 destitute children on Feb 7, 2005. Today there are 161 youth being sheltered, nourished, instructed in God’s principles & educated in a private school.

James Connection

The original children are moving into their adult lives & some are pursuing higher education. In a recent letter, one child requested a photo of his sponsor family. He wanted the photo so that he could say to others that “these people are the builders of my future”.

“You can read stories about the children & learn how your iGive donations are changing lives. Sponsorships are $35.00/month, but meet only part of the financial need. With your iGive donations, you too can be a Builder of a child’s future!” – iGive supporter Diane F.

To date, over $400 has been raised through iGive.com by Diane & her fellow supporters.

Phavel D. raised $97.09 for Humane Society of Oregon with just one month of iGive shopping.

Since joining iGive.com in 2014, Phavel has raised over $1,100 for Humane Society of Oregon and other iGive causes.

The Oregon Humane Society rescues, heals and adopts more than 11,000 pets each year. “We never place a time limit on how long cats, dogs and other pets stay at our shelter. OHS relies on donations to support our adoption, education, and animal cruelty investigation programs.”Oregon Humane Socieyt

As a thank-you, Phavel will receive a prize from iGive partner store, TopMags!  A one-year subscription to both US Weekly and People magazine, valued at $175, will be sent out ASAP!TopMags

March 28, 2017

iGive.com celebrates our Cause’s Good Works

Kathy B. dropped us a note about her iGive Cause.  Paws Crossed Dog Rescue serves the Eastern Panhandle of WV and surrounding counties.  This non-profit dog rescue consists of a group of men and women who rescue abused, neglected, unwanted and abandoned animals. These people provide temporary foster homes to these animals until they are adopted. Paws Crossed provides these animals with food and medical needs including spay and neutering.

The foster homes play an essential part, for they do not have kennels for the dogs they rescue. Paws Crossed depends on the fosters, donations of food, supplies and money to be able to continue helping these dogs find their forever homes. All potential fosters and adopters are screened in order to assure the proper fitting home for each dog.

Paws Crossed Dog Rescue of WV

Check out Paws Crossed success stories for some of the cutest furry-friends with their new, loving families.

Denise R. is iGive.com’s Super Shopper for April!

Denise raised over $185 for her Cause, Sonoma Academy Parents Association, with just one month of shopping!  iGive shoppers like Denise support the Sonoma Academy Parents Association and their efforts of “Raising funds to provide educational and community outreach programs to students.”

Founded in 2001 by members of the local community, Sonoma Academy offers a rigorous, independent, college preparatory environment and curriculum.Sonoma Academy Logo

Sonoma Academy is…

The only independent, college preparatory high school in Sonoma County. On its beautiful 34-acre campus nestled at the base of picturesque Taylor Mountain in South Santa Rosa, Sonoma Academy students are able to explore their interests and passions in a challenging environment that prepares them for college and life beyond.

Prize worthy actions!

iGive & our partner stores like to honor the generosity of our members.  Minted.com offers modern custom stationery, holiday cards, birth announcements, invitations & more, by indie designers from all over the world.

minted. Personalized stationery by independent artists.
To celebrate Denise’s dedication to her Cause, Minted.com has provided a $150 Gift Card.
Happy Shopping, Denise!
March 14, 2017
Colorado Horse Rescue

Colorado Horse Rescue

A love letter to horses from iGive member: Linda J.

I love horses and have always wanted to have a horse since I was a little girl. I met the volunteers from the Colorado Horse Rescue at the National Western Stock Show many years ago and donated to the cute miniature horse they had at the show. That was all it took; my husband and I attended their annual fund raising events and love to see the horses and hear their success stories.

Horse and hand

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When I learned about the iGive website that offered an easy way to donate and help the horses it was a perfect match for me. I love shopping online and buying from sites that support my favorite cause. I was sad to see a few of the stores I liked no longer offer the donations and hope to see more websites encourage shoppers to support their favorite cause.

Thank you iGive,

Linda J.

We, too, were inspired by the story of these majestic animals & the humans who so lovingly care for them.

Every member has a cause they love, and every cause has a story.  Share yours with us today as we spend this year celebrating 20 Years of Giving.

March 14, 2017

Charot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA)

As iGive.com celebrates 20 years in business, we are highlighting some of our most successful causes & members.  We asked you to share your stories, and here’s one of our most inspiring!

iGive.com has provided the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA) with an invaluable source of funding for community services, such as patient conferences and a nationwide branch system. Our members love iGive because the money spent in favorite on-line retailers goes right back into the Association, helping those who need it most.

CMTA - www.cmtausa.org

CMTA Patient & Family conferences change lives by bringing researchers, clinicians and people with this degenerative nerve disease together, to learn, to hope, to relieve the isolation of living with a rare disease. Our dynamic branch leaders work hard to bring CMT specialists to the public and provide much-needed support to all our members.

The CMTA is sincerely grateful to work with iGive, as the extra revenue generated through this partnership has helped thousands of people across the nation. To the folks at iGive.com-we look forward to 20 more years of great non-profit work!

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Ouellette Board of DirectorsStand to end CMT

Thanks for the note, Elizabeth!

You can follow CMTA’s progress on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & more. And don’t forget to tell us the story of YOUR cause on iGive!  We’d love to celebrate your success, too.

Since joining iGive.com in 2014, Margaret M. continues to support The Foundation for Homeless Cats with her online shopping. In one month, she earned $250+ – Woo Hoo! That’s some true feline affection.

This Phoenix based group of volunteers who work to manage the feral cat population through TNR-TRAP, SPAY/NEUTER, RETURN.

“Our goal- end the killing of these cats in Maricopa County! Euthanasia is NOT population control!”

For her efforts, iGive store Beachbody has provided a great prize for Margaret:

 

  • 1-year BOD All Access
  • Beachbody Performance products
  • Portion control containers
  • FIXATE cookbook
  • and more!

 

February 28, 2017

Wolf Mountain Sanctuary

Shanta Wanagi (Sacred Heart Angel) came to the WMS on April 29, 2002. She was 14 days old.

Wolf Mountain Sanctuary is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and proper management of wolves in the wild and in captivity. Our purpose and ultimate goal is to save these great noble animals from extinction. Wolf Mountain is home to 18 wolves that were rescued and will live their lives out at the Sanctuary. We receive no funding and rely completely on donations and adoptions. Visitors can interact with our wolves (very few sanctuaries allow this). Our belief is that since our wolves will live with us for the rest of their lives they will receive love and attention from the many humans that cross their paths.

Balto came to WMS from East Texas in late 2013.

iGive member Ellen dropped us this little love note about the Cause:
“Tonya Littlewolf is the director of the Wolf Mountain Sanctuary. This person loves and cares for the wolves, so much she brings them home with her at times… so they won’t be alone. Tonya is a great humanitarian… She makes sure they are fed, healthy and is always working on a better environment for them. I love her for what she does in caring and helping the wolves. When they are sick, she tries to get a vet and ask the people to help donate to pay for their treatment…..Tonya is the best…..”